'Bushu Edo ju Toshiharu Saku Kore'

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Provenance:  Elliott D. Long $2000.00
"Round iron plate of goishigata shape with hammered surface. The seppa-dai is partially not designated. This is a characteristic of Ko-Nara tsuba. The design is of a monkey in a tree. The gold (seems to be 24 carat or better) and copper inlay is intact. This is a wonderful example of a First Class tsuba.

Signed: 'Bushu Edo ju Toshiharu Kore Saku'. H 10316.0. His art names are; Kozaemon, Shichirozaemon, Shiro, Shirobei, and Soya.
He is the 2nd Nara Master, son of Toshimune (H 10463) and worked for the bakufu. He was student and preparer to Nara Toshiteru (H 10591). He is regarded as the best kinko artist of the Nara mainline and actual founder of the Nara style. Regarding his workmanship, he never worked in shakudo with nanako ground but primarily in iron and focused on tsuba." (Haynes & Long)
7.40cm x 7.40cm x 0.4cm

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